Friday, May 07, 2010
First of all a big thank you to everyone for your amazing support and kind words. The response has been amazing and I have even been made a motivational member!! How thrilled am I?
If you added me as a friend, can you let me know - my lovely asd child deleted all my emails and I cannot seem to find on here how to see everyone who added me. Maybe there is a way to do it but I can't see it.
In addition to this, we recently worked with Daniel Kish (worldaccessfortheblind.org) and the UK press have got on board with the story and we have featured in several newspaper, national news, local news and even GMTV (equivalent of Good Morning America). As a result we have been inundated with parents in our position contacting us to say how inspired they were by Jamie's story and what a great mum I am. And then my message board went out as a community highlight on here so my week has been manic but so very rewarding. Knowing that I have helped anyone is a great feeling/
However, due to the manic week, my diet/exercise all went a bit pear shaped. Normally I would have just thought "oh well, let's eat more" but getting all this amazing support has made me wake up motivated again.
I am not going to feel guilty that I had pastries for breakfast at the tv studio, neither will I feel guilty that I didn't eat at all one day due to filming and inteviews and then compensated by eating a whole pizza that night on the go. Last week was an exceptional week and will probably not happen in my lifetime again so I am moving on. I am back on it today, going to dust off my Zumba dvd in a minute and I have got a lovely healthy dinner on the go.
So thank you guys - without you this journey would be very lonely and depressing and I would now be sat with a very large bar of chocolate but instead I am sat sipping green tea and eating fruit and yoghurt. Yum!
We can do this together, I am definitely not perfect and have bad weeks (not days, lol) but I am motivated to get back on it and start again with small steps and small consistent streaks.
We rock !!!